Jets acquire QB Ryan Fitzpatrick-- Wed Mar 11 1:05 pm --
Texans receive late-round conditional draft pick in 2016
The Houston Texans traded quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets for a late-round conditional draft pick in 2016, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Texans will get a conditional seventh-round pick that can become a sixth based on how much playing time Fitzpatrick gets with the Jets.
FF Today's Take:With Houston re-signing Ryan Mallett and working on a deal with Brian Hoyer, Fitzpatrick became expendable. Fitzpatrick and Jets' offensive coordinator Chan Gailey are familiar with each from their time in Buffalo. Fitzpatrick is expected to battle Geno Smith in camp but we'd give the nod to the veteran at this point in time.
Texans sign Ryan Mallett-- Mon Mar 9 11:00 am --
Two-year, $7 million deal
Ryan Mallett and the Houston Texans have agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal that will pay the quarterback $1.75 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN.
Mallett will receive the guaranteed money in the first year of the contract, according to the source.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:The Texans are also expected to sign Brian Hoyer although the Jets remain in the picture for his services. If Hoyer is signed then you can expect a quarterback battle during training camp.
Browns agree with Josh McCown, 3-year deal-- Fri Feb 27 5:45 pm --
Hoyer not likely to be re-signed
The Browns agreed to terms with Josh McCown, 35, on a three-year deal Friday after a bidding war between the Browns and Bills, who are now coached by Rex Ryan. McCown's signing decreases the chances that the Browns will re-sign Brian Hoyer.(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
FF Today's Take:The fact that there was a "bidding war" for McCown's services is good indication of just how weak the free agent quarterback class is this season. McCown is familiar with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo from their days in Oakland (2007) and is expected to serve as a mentor for Johnny Manziel. With no receiving options to speak of, McCown is nothing more than a QB2 in fantasy leagues.